Charlotte NC 704-776-4185 or 704-246-8244[email protected]

Gentle Low Force Chiropractic Adjustments using an Activator

In my North Carolina practice, I use the Activator Method Chiropractic Technique®.  It is a diagnostic and treatment system that can treat many types of back pain, neck pain, misalignments in the skull, spinal column, tailbone, pubic bones, pelvis as well as ribs, shoulders, clavicle, knees, ankle and feet.  It is also used for headaches iChiropractic Closeupncluding chronic and is also very effective for relief of some types of migraine headaches.  (Migraine headaches can also be related to food intolerances and weather conditions, and, until these are handled, the migraine will keep coming back).  However, I will also test migraine headache patients for any food or weather related allergies and I can desensitize them using my technique AllerCease™)

The Activator  is a small, hand-held instrument that delivers a gentle impulse force to the spine or bone being adjusted with the goal of restoring motion to the targeted spinal vertebra or joint.

There is never any trauma to a bone using the Activator!

Low Force Chiropractic is perfect for those patients who have concerns about the typical chiropractic methods that use high force, (high velocity, low amplitude thrusts) and unilateral rotational techniques.   When I adjust using this technique, there is never any trauma, high velocity thrusting, or cracking of bones.

How can I be sure that you will only adjust the bone that is out of place?

Before I adjust a patient, I use Contact Reflex Analysis (C.R.A.) to establish which bone is out of place and in which direction.  I have absolute certainty and confidence of exactly where I need to adjust and how best to do it…. from the head to the toes.  I have been practicing this technique for close to 40 years.

This technique is especially suitable for patients with a low pain threshold!

Many people who are suffering from chronic pain syndromes are being treated inappropriately with pharmaceutical methods.  Often it turns out that the real issue is mechanical in nature and requires a skilled C.R.A. analysis and precise low force chiropractic adjustment.  Often this will take the pressure of the inflamed and painful soft tissues faster than pharmaceutical drugs and deals with true underlying etiology.

This technique is especially suitable for patients with:

  • low pain threshold
  • Fibromyalgia
  • With acute muscular skeletal discomfort
  • Herniated discs
  • Sciatica
  • tennis elbow
  • Golfers elbow
  • Carpal tunnel
  • T M J syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Tendonitus
  • Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Tension Headache
  • Rotator Cuff Syndrome

When I need a chiropractic adjustment myself, I always look for a Chiropractor skilled both in the use of an activator and device as well as Contact Reflex Analysis testing.

Don’t hesitate to phone me to discuss the details of your condition and ask me any questions at all.

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North Carolina: 704-776-4185

Please note: Dr. Cushing does not practice Chiropractic in Florida